Wandering in Wonderful Indonesia: Puro Mangkunegaran

For our first day in Jogjakarta, we had intended to just check in at our hotel, decide on what we would want to do for the next few days, and do some shopping in Malioboro in the afternoon.  But, after having met the wonderful Herman at the airport and loving the gudeg he had us taste for breakfast, we knew that we had found our driver for our entire stay in Jogjakarta and had to go see places on our first day.

Angge had wanted to see Sukuh Temple, which is quite far from where we were staying.  So, she asked if there are any other spots we could visit on our way there.  Herman brought us to Puro Mangkunegaran, which is the palace of the Mangkunegara Princes.

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Wandering in Wonderful Indonesia

So, we had a sort of itinerary, which Angge and I worked on months ago. But, because life outside of travels got in the way, we set it aside and let the universe work.

And, the universe, as always, did its thing.

We got to see the places we intended to visit, like the Temples of Sukuh, Borobudur, and Prambanan, in Java (plus a lot of bonuses, like the Taman Sari Underground Mosque, the Chocolate Factory, and a jeepney trek to Mt. Merapi), and enjoyed their local food in between. And, I got to chill in and swim in the beaches of Bali. Oh, we caught the sunset, too!

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